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ONTARIO - Kenora - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 53

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Date: Thursday, 26 May 2016, at 1:44 a.m.

Joseph Wawence

Mr. Joseph Wawence, a resident of Pinecrest Home for the Aged, passed away on February 27, 2004 at his residence.

He was born August 01, 1933 in Whitedog, Ontario and was 70 years of age. Joseph was predeceased by his father Robert Wawence, mother Josephine Wawence and common law wife Alice Scott, sister Una Wawence and daughter Cecilia Scott.

He is survived bye his two sons Robert (Julia) Scott, Martin (Connie) Scott, grandchildren Christopher, Marlen, Mason, Rebecca, Catherine, stepchildren, Archie Scott, Celine Scott, Liza Scott, Josephine Fister & Rose Fisher, also great grandchildren, Emelia and Allyssa; Daniel, Martin Colton, Bobbi-Jo, two sisters Emma Wawence & Celia Kakagamick and special nephew Jimmie Kakagamick and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

Wake Service will be held on Monday, March 01, 2004 in Whitedog at 1:00 p.m.

Traditional Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, March 03, 2004 at 2:00 p.m. with burial to follow in Whitedog, Ontario.


Funeral Service

Wednesday, March 3, 2004

2:00 p.m.

Whitedog, Ontario

Ralph Harold Reishel

With great sadness the family of Ralph Reishel announces his peaceful passing on Monday, March 29th with his loving family at his side.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife and soulmate of 42 years Norma (Pepper), his loving children Roxanne (Steven) Paches and Joelle (Murray) Lemay. Also left to mourn are his precious grandchildren that were the light of his life Megan, Tyler, Alexandra, and Stephanie. He also leaves behind to grieve his sister Marg Persian, sisters-in-law Audrey Reishel and Gladys Sixsmith, and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Ralph was predeceased by his parents Emmy and Paul, his brother Herb, and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

Dad was born and raised in Kenora and worked for the C.P. Rail as a conductor for 39 years before his retirement in 1986. Our memories are filled with long sun filled days at the camp where Dad loved to boat, fish, swim with his children, and entertain friends; and of the sparkle in his eyes when we were about to depart on one anticipated family vacation or another.

Dad loved to travel, from visiting family here in Canada and in England, to various tours and cruises, and his return and subsequent stories always brought smiles to our faces. Later Dad enjoyed his winters in Arizona and his summers with his children and grandchildren whom he couldn't help but spoil with his love.

Dad, we were truly blessed to have you for our father and you will always be in our hearts and lives.

Ralph, my partner, my life..... thank you.

Papa, we will miss you.

The family would like to express sincere thanks to Dr. Wehner, Dr. Lowen, Dr. Scaife and the nurses of the 3rd floor of the Lake of the Woods District Hospital for their care and compassion, and to Marty Camire for his care and kindness.

In lieu of flowers, Dad would have appreciated donations to the Lake of the Woods District Hospital CT Scanner Fund.



Memorial Service

Friday, April 2, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.

St. Albans Cathedral

David Dennis Dearlove

It is with great sadness we regret to announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, son, father, "Grumpa", and best friend David Dennis Dearlove on Tuesday, March 30th, 2004 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital, Kenora, Ontario.

Born on February 10, 1940 in Winnipeg, Manitoba to Dennis and Elsie Dearlove. He met Marion Robertson and they were married in Winnipeg, MB. In his early years he coached football in Winnipeg. He worked for Westfair Foods for 25 years, Meechim Store in Whitedog for 10 years, Keewatin Place for 7 years and Tackle and Target for 3 years. He loved to travel, fish, classic cars, the outdoors, 50's & 60's tunes, the "Keewest Coffee Club", and especially watching his grandchildren's sport activities.

A life member of the Kinsmen Club, K-40 Club, on the executive for many years, a member of the Keewatin Curling Club, and a Mason member of the Capital Lodge in Winnipeg, MB since the age of 13 years.

He volunteered his time with the Ducks Unlimited, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, canvassing for the United Way and achieved over 100 donations to the blood bank.

Predeceased by his sister Joan Dearlove.

Dave will be missed by his loving wife Marion of 38 years, his children Renée and husband David Baker and Allison and fiancé Eric Lovas, grandchildren Zackary David Dearlove, Jordan MacDougall-Lovas, and Emerson Baker, his parents Dennis and Elsie Dearlove, aunts Vi Farrow and Mac Phillips and Irene Dearlove. Also survived by his in-laws Jock and Jennie Robertson, brother-in-law and family Ian and Donna Robertson and Heather, Bryan and Karyn, sister-in-law and family Sheila and David Jennings and Julie D'Avignon, and many beloved family members and friends.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Dave's life will be held on Monday, April 5th, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. in the Kenora Community Funeral Home, Keewatin.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 3064, Kenora, Ontario P9N 4L8 would be appreciated.Kenora

On Line Condolences may be made at

Subject: In Memory of David Dennis Dearlove

Kenora Community Funeral Home 547-6000

Memorial Service

Monday, April 5, 2004 at 11:00 a.m.

Kenora Community Funeral Home

Helen Franchuk

April 2, 1918 - February 25, 2004

Helen Franchuk of Vancouver, B.C. passed away February 25, 2004 at her home unexpectedly.

Helen was born April 2, 1918 and was raised and educated in Kenora. At an early age she moved to Vancouver where she worked for various employers.

She enjoyed the simple life. She had a wonderful attitude towards life and was very positive and humorous.

She was predeceased by her parents Amelia and Michael Franchuk, brothers Ted and Henry, and her sisters Lenarda McDonald and Nellie Bak.

Helen will be lovingly remembered by her brother Carl and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will take place at a later date. Interment will be in the family plot in Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

Edward C. (Ted) Burton, Q.C.

1931 - 2004

Ted Burton passed away in the early morning hours of 4 March, 2004, in Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre after a lengthy illness.

Born in Toronto, Ted grew up in Florida, Quebec, and northern Ontario with his bush-pilot father (E.C.Burton Sr.) and news-reporter mother (Lucille) before settling in Kenora, Ontario. After graduating from the Michigan College of Mining and Technology and the University of Western Ontario, he attended Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario bar in 1959. It was through the practice of law that he met Erica, and they married in 1960.

Ted was briefly engaged in the private practice of law in Kenora from 1959 to 1961. He became the Crown Attorney for the District of Kenora in 1961 and remained in this position until 1985. During this period, he initiated the practice of taking Provincial Courts into northern fly-in communities and became active in working with native communities and developing programs for training the first Native Justices of the Peace. Ted became the Crown Attorney for the District of Thunder Bay in 1985, and Regional Director for the Northwest Region of the Ministry of the Attorney General in 1988. He retired in 1991, following a career distinguished by its impact on northern and aboriginal justice issues.

In his younger days, Ted passionately indulged in his hobbies of flying and boating, particularly in the Lake of the Woods area. He was a licensed pilot, and spent many hours flying a variety of planes from Cubs to Buccaneers. Every summer until the last was spent at the family camp on Lake of the Woods. He also published a legal handbook for Ontario Conservation Officers and two books relating to his interests in northern justice and bush flying. He was actively working on his third project in the hospital before his death.

Ted is survived by wife Erica, sons Ted Jr. (Liz) and Michael (Dana) of Kenora and their children, and daughter Elaine (Gord Johnson - Thunder Bay), as well as several cousins in the southern United Sates.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 10th at 3:00 p.m. in St. Paul's United Church, Waverley Street, with Rev. Michael Dunnill officiating. Services to be completed in the church with interment at a later date. Arrangements in care of the Sargent & Son Funeral Directors, 21 N. Court Street.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph's Care Group or a charity of the sender's choice would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made at>

Memorial Service

Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 3 p.m.

St. Paul's United Church, Thunder Bay, ON

Fred Sears (Cyr)

Mr. Fred Sears (Cyr) aged 76 years, passed away peacefully, on Friday, April 2, 2004 at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital with his support family by his side.

During Fred's life with the Dickson family, he enjoyed the cottage at Ena Lake during the summer months, hockey, baseball, and travelling throughout Winnipeg and the surrounding area. He loved the company of the younger children and his pets. Fred was a man of very few words, but when he spoke, he was able to express himself and he had a good sense of humour.

Prior to life sharing with the Dickson family, Fred also life shared with Sue Bonkowski and her family.

Fred will be missed by Shirley and Bill Dickson and their immediate family. As well as many friends and the support staff at the Kenora Association of Community Living.

The Dickson family would like to give a special thanks to Sue McCallum and Kim Gauthier for their continued support.

A Funeral Service to celebrate Fred's life will be held on Monday,

April 5th, 2004 at the Kenora Community Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. with The Reverend Canon Catherine Giroux officiating. Interment will be in Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

As expressions of sympathy, donations in Fred's memory, made to the Cancer Care Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9 or the P U F F (Pellett United Fire Fighters) Highway 641, R.R.#1, Keewatin, ON P0X 1C0 would be appreciated.

On line Condolences may be made at kcfh@voyageur .ca

In Memory of Fred Sears (Cyr)

Kenora Community Funeral Home (807) 547-6000

Funeral Service

Monday, April 5, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.

Kenora Community Funeral Home

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